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In my research I look at the intersections of media audiences, texts and producers, focusing especially on the role played by media in people's everyday lives. More specifically, I am interested how social practices of listening and engagements with music and sound correspond to changes in modern digital cultures.

I am also interested in the issues of voice, power and representation in and through media. My work in this area has focused on media framing of crisis and migration as well as new on new digital forms of communication on news platforms.

I hold a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MA in Media and Cultural Studies from Tohoku University, and a BA in Sociology from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan. Prior to joining King’s I taught in the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Media audiences; participation and interpretation
  • Representation, crisis, migration, refugee studies
  • Popular music, sound and image
  • East Asian popular culture
  • Tickers/crawls and digital news platforms

For more details, please see my full research profile.

Expertise and public engagement 

I have served as an expert on the mediation of the “refugee crisis” and migration more broadly for numerous European bodies, including the Council of Europe, European Economic and Social Committee and the EU Directorate-General. I frequently discuss issues of media representation, democracy and participation in public and private international media. The various pronunciations of my name are always a thrill.